Life With Fiona

Life is falling into place here, now that Fiona is almost four months old. It seems like years since I was pregnant, and she fits into our family so well.  She’s such a happy, alert, fun little baby!

This has been a strange, strange winter. We had virtually no snow and lots of bizarre warm weather, which is just crazy for Minnesota.  I enjoyed the lack of winter, but everything seemed mixed up and out of sorts in other ways too.  I suppose the balance was thrown off by the new little person and all of the kids had to react in their own ways till we found a new balance.  It all seems to be settling back into a good place now.  It just takes a lot of work on Mama’s part when these things happen, and can lead to an extra level of crazy in the house for a while!  🙂

All sorts of great things have been happening too. Victoria spent a week in New York City.  Anna spent a week (twice!) in the Twin Cities.  Jack has a snazzy new camera and has been going crazy taking pictures, plus he’s been writing his first play.  Alex got to spend a week at home with Daddy while we all went adventuring and I’ve been upping the time reading books and doing crafts with him.  And Fiona… she’s just magical and wonderful and nice and fat and beautiful.

I am so in love with my family. Life is so noisy and crazy and messy and chaotic, but these are some pretty awesome people I live with.  Life is good.  And when it’s not, there’s chocolate and wine.  😉

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